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reports on the impact that each navy made during the war, from union naval support of numerous battles, including vicksburg and new orleans to the confederates use of naval mines and the militaristic deployment of a submarine. it's a little under an hour. >> good evening, everyone. last time we met here on this very stage to talk about the civil war, jim, you are looking to finishing touches on your new book. you are preparing your publication as well. now i have to do this the way they do it on the talk shows. now, james mcpherson "war on the waters" and craig, the civil war at sea, very handsomely done, are both out. that's good because we get to resume our -- we barely scratched the surface. let's get right to it because we spoke for an hour last time, we got to about january 1862. so i will assume you all know about 1861, and get to something that jim pointed out. that was rather interesting. is that 150 years ago this month, besides all the other things that were going on, the realization that lincoln had promulgated -- [inaudible] the union had commenced -- the tennessee cumberla
and confederate navies, 1861 to 1865, and craig's civil war at sea, both very handsomely done, and it's good because we get to resume our conversation. we barely broke the surface. let's get right to it. because we spoke for an hour last time and we got to about january of 1862. so i'll assume you all know about 1861. and get to something that jim pointed out in his book, which i found rather interesting, and that is that 150 years ago this month, eye side from all the other things going on, including the first shudders of the realization that lincoln had actually promulgated an emancipation proclaimation. the blockade was in force in confederate ports. the union had chanced the bombardment of the city of vicksburg, and new orleans had fallen. the tennessee, cumberland, and mississippi rivers seem to belong the north, not the south. and it must have seemed for a time in 1862 that this combination of events, particularly the naval successes for the union, were about to end the war between the states. and then the trend line changed. the father of water that lincoln boasted now flowed unvexed
. with the call here is bob sosi from navy. >> steelman under center. the ball popped loose. ball loose at the navy 12. signal that navy recovered. they were right. fumble to nove. fumble to navy. >> verne: trent steelman trying valiantly to lead his team to victory and end a 10-game losing streak. it was not to be because of the miscue with under 15 yards to go. now let's take a look at the player of the game presented by russell athletic. keenan reynolds. he is with tracy wolfson. >> tracy: thanks so much and keenan, you only heard about the army-navy game but now to be able to experience it what was it like? >> it's a one of a kind experience. i'm just so blessed to be in the position that i'm in and i give all my glory to god he brought me this far and he didn't forsake me or my teammates, kept me up had a turnover late in the game kept me up encouraged me and i wouldn't want to play with combebls. >> tracy: tremendous job. congratulations. >> thank you very much. >> tracy: verne. >> verne: and the russell athletic player of the game. keenan reynolds
football's bowl season kicks off next week. regular season wrapped up with the 113th version of the army-navy game. this is a love-hate rivalry. both rally when defending our cul country but not when defending their goal line. navy strikes first. 7-0. army responds. fieldman, an 11-yard run. tied at 7. 5:00 to go. army up three. reynolds, breaks a tookle, scoots around the corner, 17-1 navy. army driving, 14-yardline. minute to go larry dixon fumbles the exchange from the quarterback. midshipmen recover, crushing army. they lost 11 straight, the navy. 17-1 the final. navy faces arizona state in the kraft fight hunger bowl here in san francisco on december 29th >> a surprise finish the pacquiao fight. and david lee leading the way with another double-double. we have the >> mike: warriors on a road trip and with tonight's win in washington they won their first three away from hole. david lee and steph curry warming up. has a hot hand with 22. but a scary moment in the fourth. curry gets his left knee knocked. he would come up limping. breathe easty, he did come back later in the game. a strong
wrapped up with the 113th version of the army-navy game. this is a love-hate rivalry. both rally when defending our cul country but not when defending their goal line. navy strikes first. 7-0. army responds. fieldman, an 11-yard run. tied at 7. 5:00 to go. army up three. reynolds, breaks a tookle, scoots around the corner, 17-1 navy. army driving, 14-yardline. minute to go larry dixon fumbles the exchange from the quarterback. midshipmen recover, crushing army. they lost 11 straight, the navy. 17-1 the final. navy faces arizona state in the kraft fight hunger bowl here in san francisco on december 29th >> a surprise finish the pacquiao fight. and david lee leading the way with another double-double. we have the ♪ we were skipping stones and letting go ♪ ♪ over the river and down the road ♪ [ female announcer ] at nature valley, we know nature comes together in amazing ways. that's why we bring together natural ingredients, like dark chocolate with toasted oats, or sweet golden honey. perfect combinations of nature's delicious ingredients, from nature valley. ♪ ♪ i was thin
on a navy s.e.a.l. who died during a daring mission in afghanistan. >>> plus, a fireball over texas, and more dogs behind the wheel. good morning, even. i'm lynn berry. there is a renewed sense urgency in washington as house members returned to town today with just 21 days left to avert that so-called fiscal cliff, and if the framework for an agreement isn't reached by the end of the week, lawmakers could be spending christmas in d.c. tracie potts has those good morning. >>> the president sitting down with john boehner, the staff sitting behind closed door, but today republican members come back to capitol hill and boehner may have a problem. >> all these members are going to come back to town, and they're going to want to play a role in these negotiations. >> the house is back today. that means conservative republicans who insist the wealthy keep this year's tax breaks could put the squeeze on their own party. that's the one thing president obama refuses to bend on. otherwise he says he's flexible. >> i understand, you know, people have a lot of different views. i'm willing to comp
successor. >>> well, it sure does sound like a plot out of a tom clancey cold war novel. a rogue navy sailor is accused of selling tracking technology to the russians. nbc affiliate reporter andy fox with wavy has that story. >> reporter: robert hoffman appeared in court wearing a t-shirt with a rooster on it with the boards born to fight in reference to cock fighting. >> mr. hoffman, did you try to sell government secrets? >> reporter: just a big smirky smile from hoffman who retired a year ago and is trained as a navy krip tow logic technician. the indictment reads hoffman had access to top secret information which could cause exceptionally grave damage to national security. on october 21st hoffman is accused of delivering secret information to people he believed to be officials with the russian federation on how to track u.s. submarine using the technology he learned on the job working for the navy. the information included the technology and procedures required to find the subs. hoffman delivered that information to fbi agents posing as an undercover operation. >> that was andy fox repor
&t park today. arizona state walked away with the trophy. and although it was a landslide win, navy fans were in good spirits because the game was all for a good cause. kron 4's alecia reid tells us more. a s u (chanting0 >> reporter: >> they were in full force. >> it was awesome! >> i am very pleased on how the sun devils played. is a good day for the sun devils. (cheers & applause) >> fans of the navy cheered on their fans as well. >> i was expecting a good hard hitting and game. that is what i am seeing, goat maybe. >> reporter: a s u picked up an early league. >> we were thinking that there were going to get at least two touchdowns ahead. >> is great to see the navy fans walked out early. >> i am sorry! [laughter] >> many people troubled the long time. and it traveled--- >> we came all the way from hawaii, we came from orinda. >> it is a great game. and we came from oregon. >> -- cove doubles. (marching band songs) >> the are going to fight hunger claim the kraft. kron 4's team coverage on the kraft fight hunger bowl continues with kron 4's mike pelton. he caught up with fans of each
once again captured a u.s. spy drone but this time the u.s. navy insists no drones in the region are missing right now. the iranians say the scan eagle drone as they call it flu flew into its airspace. iranians claim this is the video evidence. they reveal how they quote the video or captured the drone. iranian regime made similar claims regarding the stealth zone still unclear when it captured it or crash landed on iranian territory. either way the new drone is said to be far less sophisticated. the pentagon points out several countries used the scan eagle so theoretically it could be almost anybody's. david lee miller is live in jerusalem. david lee? >> that's right, shepard, the u.s. navy says two of iran's neighbors the uae the united arab emirates as well as kuwait have scan eagle drones. it's very possible the drone that iran is claiming to have in its possession could have come from somewhere in the neighborhood. so, as of now at this hour, there is still a mystery as to where this drone came from. the u.s. says that all its drones in the region have been accounted for. in
season kicks off next week. regular season wrapped up yesterday. the army-navy game works of the fiercest rivalries in football. this is a love hate rivalry. both love when they defend our country but not in the game. 12-7, mid-ship men. the army, 11-yard run ties the game at 7. under five minutes to go. army up three. navy quarterback scoots to the corner. reynolds threw for 140 yards, ran for 30, 17-1, navy. army driving. 13-yard line, mints and the fumble from the quarterback." mid-ship men recover, crushing army. they have lost 11 straight to navy, 17-13 the final. navy will face arizona state in san francisco on december 27ing. all right, warriors currently on a seven-game road trip and with last night's win in washington they have won their first three away from home on the trip. david lee to steph curry. a courtside sprint but it didn't slow him down. he drains the three. curry 22 points. scary moment in the fourth. curry gets his left knee knocked. he would come uplifting but breathe easy, warror fans, he came back later in the game. but golden state had a strong performance by kl
the u.s. navy has fully accounted for all unmanned vehicles operating in the middle east region. we have the latest developments now from cairo. a u.s. source says that if the iranians do have something, it is not an actively operating u.s. navy drone. what would that mean? could this actually be a fake? >> it could be. it's not clear right now, but iranian officials have a different story. we don't know when or how this u.s. drone was allegedly captured, but you can be sure iran is going to count this as a big intelligence victory over the u.s. you can also be sure they'll use this to portray the u.s. as the aggressor in the region. that's what iran has done for more than three decades. briefly, let's tell you about the reports from state media in iran. reports say iran captured a drone flying over the northern persian gulf waters after it allegedly flew into iranian airspace. this is a region close to iran's only nuclear power plant. a statement by iran's revolutionary guard said this happened over the past few days. the statement described the drone as a u.s.-made scan eagle. this is
the united states, england and europe. and so the president ordered them built in 1940, but the navy, um, decided that that was probably not a good idea. so they convinced the president that the scarce resources that were available at that time would be better spent on destroyers. and i think that if you look at the historical record, you'll see that that probably was a mistake. the destroyer escort is sort of a novel type of vessel. it's smaller than a destroyer, um, around 300 feet. and it had a shorter turning radius so that it could, it could essentially turn on a dime compared to a destroyer. so what they did is they escorted the convoys across the atlantic, and the convoys consisted of troop ships and supply ships for the war effort. but if they, if they made contact with a u-boat, they could break off, and then they could pursue that u-boat. when you look at the record, though, i mean, 70 u-boats, they probably were, without question, the most successful antisubmarine vessel in the fleet. this ship is the uss slater. it was built in the tampa shipyard. there were 563 destroyer esc
a head line about an arrest and any justice in any form. >>> also, new information about that navy s.e.a.l. who died during a daring rescue mission in afghanistan. we will go to his hometown, meet the people who knew him best, hear more about him. >>> also, the nurse who committed suicide after falling for a radio prank. what the radio station is now planning to do to help her family. i told him, sure. can't hurt, right? then i heard this news about a multivitamin study looking at long-term health benefits for men over 50. the one they used in that study... centrum silver. that's what i take. my doctor! he knows his stuff. [ male announcer ] centrum. the most recommended. most preferred. most studied. centrum, always your most complete. i have a cold, and i took nyquil, but i'm still "stubbed" up. [ male announcer ] truth is, nyquil doesn't unstuff your nose. what? [ male announcer ] it doesn't have a decongestant. no way. [ male announcer ] sorry. alka-seltzer plus fights your worst cold symptoms plus has a fast acting decongestant to relieve your stuffy nose. [ sighs ] thanks! [ ma
at the kraft hunger games. and although it was a landslide win at a-t-and-t park yesterday, navy fans were in good spirits because the game was all for a good cause. kron 4's alecia reid tells us more. gabe slate tech repo (cheers & applause) >> this is awesome! >> i am very pleased with all this has played. >> it has been great for double and nation -- asidevil nation (cheers & applause) >> reporter: the fans were cheering on the other teams. >> i was expecting a good hard hitting game and that is what i am seeing. >> reporter: they picked a date by a steady lead from early on in. >> we predicted that a s u would have a victory. >> it is nice to see that the navy fans are going out early. >> sorry! [laughter] >> >> reporter: many people traveled from a long distance. >> we are from hawaii. >> it is awesome we are from the state of oregon. >> it is amazing, to see the distance and the difference- between both teams. (music) >> reporter: this helps fight hunger at at&t park alecia reed, kron 4 news . a new york woman has been charged with a hate crime for allegedly pushing a man to his deat
they say is a scan eagle drone made by boeing iran says the drone was spying and the iranian navy brought it down hacking into electronics. the u.s. navy says it's not missing a drone in the middle east. i'm joined by elise in washington. first u.s. far from the only country to possess drones neen that part of the world, multiple countries do. could the aircraft belong to someone else? >> well, certainly, michael. the u.s. says none of its drones are missing and it follows it could belong to someone else. the united states has identify the 76 countries that use this type of drone country and many u.s. allies in the persian gulf are also using it. but it's unclear how iran got a hold of it anyway. it's possible that it got lost or it had a mechanical failure. it's not clear that it shot down. >> exactly. one of the questions that's been asked, and they've claimed to have done this before, in fact this announcement comes a day to the -- a year to the day after iran claimed to have shot down another u.s. drone and they say that one crashed in the iranian desert. >> that's right. it's a great
responsibility. >>> overseas to afghanistan. abc news has learned a top navy s.e.a.l. commander has died. the death of 42-year-old job price is being investigated as suicide. military officials say he died of a gunshot wound. he was a member of s.e.a.l. team 4, a special navy warfare unit. >>> only one week to go now and there is still no deal preventing the economy from going over that now infamous fiscal cliff. members of congress are still pointing fingers over who is to blame for the lack of progress. to prevent the tax hikes and spending cuts from aching effect january 1st. meanwhile, connecticut's independent senator, joe lieberman, expects congress to work right up until the new year's eve deadline. he's not sure that will be enough. >> it's the first time that i feel like it's more likely that we'll go over the cliff than not. if we allow that to happen, it will be the most colossal consequential act of congressional irresponsibility in a long time. >> the president and congress are on short holiday breaks. they're due back later in the week. one possibility in all of this mess i
guy, he kept saying i know exactly where the fourth bomb is. the u.s. navy didn't listen to him. they had 20 ships there by this time. they were checking the bottom of 120 square miles of the mediterranean. ten by 12 miles, and they couldn't locate the bomb. he said, i know exactly where it is. they didn't want to listen to him. what does he know? a guy who goes out fishing every day knows exactly where he is like you know you are sitting in your seat, and i know i'm standing up here. he knew exactly where that bomb came down. no one listened to him until later. meanwhile, we got a much bigger problem as it turned out. two of the bombs, as i said, their parachutes were badly singed or burned. they came down too fast. one of them came down just fine, but all three of them came down on a little town, 250 families. agricultural in the prosince of el maria, and they grow tomatoes, and, by the way, this sounds familiar because the town is back in the news lately. i'll tell you about that in a minute. one bomb came down just fine. came down slowly, settled down, but two of the bombs,
and the navy will be facing off later this afternoon. kron 4 urs mike pelton is live. >> facility crows are just showing up for the fans are not yet making their way to at&t park. this will change within the next hour. off thousands of them will come here for the craft fight hunger both periods this year will be different. the game kicks off the 1:00 p.m. and it will be arizona state against navy. both teams come in with winning records. if they both had victories against their rivals. if you do plan to come to the game the parking is $3. you can check the game on espn to if he planned to stay at home. >> there is a lot of traffic expected so you might want to avoid the area if possible. this is the 11th time this san francisco has hosted this bowl. >> two people are dead one of them a child after police say that they were swept off some rocks near the marin headlands. the video is from skyes 7 h-d. three adults have been fishing under the golden gate bridge yesterday. one of them managed to swim to shore to get help. the coast guard and the fire department found the child and the secon
. >>> tonight defense officials fell our pentagon correspondent jim miklaszewski that a u.s. navy s.e.a.l. was killed during the rescue operation of an american doctor in afghanistan. his name has not been released. it happened during a raids to save dr. dill let joseph. the military says the operation was ordered after intelligence showed the doctor's life was in danger. >>> just two months after winning re-election, venezuelan president hugo chavez says his cancer has returned and he's treating treatment once again in kib what. in a nationally televised speech, chaves mentioned a possible successor should his condition worsen. it's not revealed what type of cancer he has. >>> tomorrow the first fema trailers are expected to roll into new jersey, much needed temporary housing. and in new york tonight, there are new questions about why politicians for decades didn't heed warnings about what could happen if a superstorm like sandy came ashore. katie? >> reporter: good evening, lester. there was a 14-foot storm surge here on lower manhattan, completely submerging this subway station.
analyst author of this fine new novel heros proved joins from philly where his navy just snatched victory over army. colonel, congratulations, so are you satisfied with what looks like a law and order approach to getting the people who killed our people in benghazi the arrest at the airport in turkey, now you have got this fellow ahmad being arrested in cairo. what about it? >> first, congratulations to the navy team. i have got underneath my i had to bring my navy sweater. >> what do you wear camo pajamas? >> cam fallujah. the capture of jamel amad good signs. mid 40s, he has been a member of the egyptian jihad. he had been jailed by mubarak. he had been eliseed -- released in march. muslim brotherhood. it's a good sign he has been arrested. i think it's great that we prosecute the persecutors. the real problem in this is giving credit to morsi and his regime, which is making a desperate bid for absolute power there just like mubarak is not necessarily a sign of a reawakening of let's say law and order in egypt simply because they really in no choice. we are the ones who fingered ahmed.
in the valiant rescue. >> officials confirm a member of navy s.e.a.l. team 6 the elite squad, that killed osama bin laden, died in the raid that freed the colorado man being held hostage. abc's muhammed lila has the latest. >> reporter: it happened under the cover of darkness. joint american and afghanistan special forces raid to rescue this man, dr. joseph, an american doctor working for colorado based charity morning star development. >> this is a team that has had lots of training on hostage rescues. until you get in there and do it you never know what you will find. >> reporter: here's how it went down. wednesday, joseph and two afghan colleagues were returning from a medical clinic when kidnapped at a checkpoint along the highway by armed militants. they were taken to a mountainous region, afghan captives were released, but joseph wasn't, spending three terrifying days in captivity. when u.s. intelligence showed joseph's life was in imminent danger, the military made its move. >> a hostage rescue mission is really, really dangerous and carries a high risk, the hostage him or herself could
, and navy looks for a san francisco treat in the fight hunger bowl against arizona state. lindsay murphy is up next in sports. sports. . >>> good evening, i'm lindsay murphy. there is a saying in sports that it's not how you start but finish. and the navy football team knows a thing or two about that. they lost by 40 points to notre dame to start the season and closed out the year winning seven of eight, earning the ninth bowl big bid in 10 years. the midshipman marching for the fight hunger bowl against arizona state, the game's first possession, the sun devils, taylor kelly with the play- action fake and connects with ross, 16 yards for the score. the sun devils built a 21-0 lead after one quarter of play and to the second quarter, the great job alluding pressure and hits matt a kin and that cut the deaf tightity is to 21-7. late in the second quarter, 28- 7 and that is after a missed navy field-goal and goes deep. 62 yards for the huge touchdown and in the fourth quarter, navy trails 62-14. >>> the opinion stripe bowl at the stadium, syracuse and west virginia in a pregame scrum. the
at the middle east. anything far from being settled there. and let me take that navy as an example, which will be illustrative of the other forces and what it will do to the navy. it will take the navy and drive it down to the smallest force it has had since prior to world war one. not world war ii, lou. world war one. lou: you know, i'm sorry, admiral. when governor romney said that, pointed that out to president obama in the debate, he was -- we had horses and bayonets, too. he seemed to make light of that. how important is it? can you give us a sense of the impact? >> i think the president's comment is showing his inexperience in military matters. in this particular case we are going down to 220 ships. to put that number in perspective, i had 2505 ships under my command in the pacific fleet's. 20 percent of those 220 ships will be the literal combat ships which basically have no offensive or defensive capability. we are going to be challenged where we show weakness. and let me give you an example. just today china announced effective january 1 they have authorized their paramilitary na
like a plot out of a tom clancy cold war novel. a rove navy sailor is suspected of telling top-secret submarine tracking technology to the russians. nbc affiliate reporter andy fox with wavy has this story. >> reporter: robert hoffman appeared in court wearing a t-shirt with a rooster on it with the words "born to fight," in reference to cock fighting. mr. hoffman, did you try to sell government secrets? just a big smirky smile from hoffman, who retired a year ago and is trained as a navy cryptologic technician. he is able to find submarines using sophisticated direction-finding technology. the indictment reads hoffman had access to top-secret information which could cause exceptionally grave damage to national security. on october 21st, hoffman is accused of delivering secret information to people he believed to be officials with the russian federation on how to track u.s. submarines using the technology he learned on the job working for the navy. the information included the technology and procedures required to find the subs. hoffman delivered that information to fbi agents
they will be secret for secret santa. we have to get to headlines that are not the best of the news. a navy seal killed in afghanistan, died in a risky mission to rescue a doctor and two colleagues abouted by the taliban. he was member of the seal team 6. there are many questions about what dr. joseph was doing in a dangerous place. his employer said they are committed to continuing the work in afghanistan. mexican-american singer jenny rivera was killed when her private jet crashed in music. > gretchen: her plane disappeared after taking off from monterey, mexico. authorities say everyone on board died. no word on what caused the crash. >> it is a shock to the family and incredible that most of the people who knew my sister, she was a very strong person and fights for everything in life. >> gretchen: the 43 year old superstar sold 15 million record and starred in a reality show called i love jenny. she leaves behind five children. she was only 43. a republican on the short list of secretary of defense. nebraska senator chuck hagel considered to replace panet a. he opposed with the ira
that pot remains illegal, though, under federal law. >>> well, family and friends are remembering that navy s.e.a.l. who gave his life to rescue an american doctor in afghanistan. abc's senior foreign affairs correspondent martha raddatz has more on the life of this fallen warrior. >> reporter: nicolas checque was just 28 years old. but for much of the last decade he had been a navy s.e.a.l. the last five years, part of the elite s.e.a.l. team six. in iraq, afghanistan, wherever he was needed, checque carried out dangerous missions. just like the one that took his life on sunday. it was just before 3:00 a.m. when checque and his team, along with afghan commandos, loaded into helicopters and headed in the darkness to a remote mountaintop location in eastern afghanistan. down below, taliban fighters were holding dilip joseph, a relief worker and father of four from colorado, kidnapped leaving a rural medical clinic just days before. the hard-charging, highly trained s.e.a.l. team moved in quickly, to a group of huts where joseph was being held. gunfire broke out. joseph was rescued. but the y
work. the dockyard's fortunes have risen and sometimes fallen with those of the navy and although the last warship was built here in 1967 the historic dockyard keeps its close association with the royal navy. our venue for the roadshow is boathouse no. 7 where some of the smaller vessels in the navy have been built and restored. now it's a museum and very much part of the heritage center. there are lots of familiar faces among our experts today. you'll recognise david battie and henry sandon on the pottery and porcelain tables. looking out for interesting oils and watercolours, we have peter nahum and mark poltimore. our expert on books, letters and documents is clive farahar. covering a wide variety of collectables, we have victorian leatham. so let's now join our experts with the people of portsmouth. it's a wonderful name, this john bull emery. is this family? only to the extent that emery, the surname, is. my third name is emery and my father's second name was emery, and he is a collateral. i don't think he's a direct. but it's come down
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source, howard dean. does the former vermont governor's plan add up? plus, a former u.s. navy sailor charged with attempted espy naj tonight. the alleged benefactor was russia. the war on drugs? have we lost it? let's go "outfront." good evening. a bright idea brought to us by the liberal former governor of vermont, howard dean. the man who brought us the scream heard round the world when he ran for president. yeah! >> dean says let's face it, america. taxes need to go up for everyone. now, this might not be what you expect from someone like howard dean. it's certainly not the president's position or the position of most americans. another new poll out today shows most people like the president's ideas of only raising taxes on other people, specifically the top 2%. individuals making over $200,000 a year or families making over $250,000 a year. the problem is according to the congressional research service, the math doesn't add up. that tax hike would give $678 billion in additional revenue over ten years. remember, we're $16 trillion in the debt hole. if we go with howard dean's ide
of the navy seal who died trying to save an american doctor. he was just 28 years old. a member of the elite seal team 6, tasked with confronting the taliban on their own turf. >> they were heavily armed with machine guns. >> tonight what we've learned about the mission that saved one man and left a navy hero dead. >>> plus, a mexican american superstar singer killed in a plane crash. >> the plane is totaled. nobody inside survived. >> i'm in shock. i still can't believe it. >> whatever culture you were from, she inspired you as a woman. >> tonight tears of disbelief from jenni rivera's family and fans. >>> the software mogul john mcafee spent weeks dodging cops in two countries and now he has a new destination in mind. >> i'll be very happy to go to america. america is my home. >> tonight a mystery, a suspected murder, and a millionaire. >>> but first from fox this monday night, the story of a hero who died saving another man thousands of miles from home. just hours ago our military identified a navy seal killed in action in afghanistan. his name wit we now know is nics checque. he was 28 y
's largest menorah lighting ceremony. there will also be a performance by the u.s. navy band. the event is open to the public. >>> now to a story all about the true meaning of holiday giving. a girl with an inoperable brain tumor is working to help other kids just like herself, all while the make a wish foundation kicks off an effort so she can live her dream and make a trip to paris. john hanrahan has her story. >> do you have any ones that are done? >> reporter: dozens of kids and their parents gathered at the lowden country day school saturday morning to engage in a massive letter writing campaign. the letters are addressed to santa. the national retailer macy's has promised to donate a dollar a letter to the make a wish foundation, up to a million letters. one of the students at this school, 9-year-old gabriella miller was recently diagnosed with a brain tumor. gabriella has told her parents she wants to see paris. her fellow students want the letters to macy's to pour in so there's enough funding for trips for kids like gabriella. >> when i heard about this, i'm, like, we have to g
of the navy s.e.a.l. team 6 killed while freeing an american doctor from the taliban has been identified. we'll find out more about this fallen hero. >>> tom hanks is standing up for heroes. how the hollywood star is helping an army staff sergeant who just returned from afghanistan. >> very cool story. it was a prank in the best sense of the word. >>> and later, beyonce scores a $50 million deal. a sweet payday from a soft drink company. all the details coming up. >> keep reading. >> coming up in the -- whew, in "the skinny." we'll share some good beyonce news this morning. >> i don't think she's really worried. >> she's doing her thing. >>> but first, some very telling words from those who left syria's regime. one defector is saying, the revolution will be victorious. >> another is confirming the worst fears about the regime's potential use of deadly chemical weapons. his words come amid some big rebel advances. >> reporter: the rebels have taken the fight to syria's biggest cities, battling assad's strong holds, his palace in damascus, while fighters have overrun one of the largest militar
iranian air space. our navy is responding saying the u.s. navy has accounted for all unmanned vehicles operating in the middle east region. they are confined to internationally recognized water and air spoers. space. molly henneberg joins us. what is the background to this mystery. >> reporter: navy owe eugs figureseofficials say we do have allies in the region that use these type of drones, the united arab emirates and kuwait. iran did not say when or where it captured the scan eagle just that it entered iranian air space. we don't have a lot of information besides that. we do know that the navy did lose one of these scan eagle drones back in october, but naval officials say that it went down in the persian gulf, that it broke apart as these drones are designed to do, and that they believe it sank into the persian gulf. jenna. jenna: so, if the iranians do indeed have this unmanned aerial vehicle, what type of information can they get from it? >> reporter: it's a low-cost, low tech drone. basically it's a camera that can transmit pictures via radio waves. it is possible the iranians c
between the united states and europe. the president ordered them built in 1940 but the navy decided that was probably not a good idea, so they convinced the president that the scarce resources that were available at that time would be better spent on destroyers. i think, if you look at the record you will see that probably was a good idea. the destroyer escort is sort of a novel type of vessel. is smaller than a destroyer, around 300 feet and it had a shorter turning radius so that it could essentially turn on a dime compared to a destroyer. so what they did is they escorted the convoys across the atlantic and the convoys consisted of troop ships and supplied ships for the war effort but if they made contact with the u-boat they could break off in the naked turso's -- ers to that u-boat. when you look at the record, 70 u-boats, they probably were without question the most successful anti-submarine festival on the fleet. this ship is the uss later. it was built in the tampa shipyard for 563 to destroyer escorts build and 17 shipyards all across the country. this was 1944. as they had
ultimate sacrifice. the navy s.e.a.l. killed by taliban forces during the rescue mission that saved an american doctor. we're in kabul with late details. >>> breaking their silence, the deejays involved in that prank phone call to the duchess of cambridge's hospital sak out for the first time since the death of a nurse caught up in the gag. >> we couldn't see this happening. it was meant to be a prank call. >> and there's word this morning their radio show has been officially canceled. >>> and three bucks a gallon. why your favorite gift this holiday season could be much lower gas prices "today," monday, december 10th, 2012. >> announcer: from nbc news this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> good morning. welcome to "today" on a monday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie. we'll have more on that navy s.e.a.l. who died in afghanistan in a moment. >>> also new details on a tragic plane crash over the weekend that claimed the life of latin music sensation jennirivero. we'll get the details o
the iriranian air space over the persian gulf. >> but u.s. navy official says there are no missing drones. >> prince william and his wife katherine, expecting their first child. >> after the duchess was admitted to hospital. >> that child could grow up to be one of the most powerful unemployed people in the world. >> a search is under way in new york for a man accused of pushing another man to his death in the subway. >>> rg3, he made opportunities. >> 17-16 washington redskins. >> all that -- >> why don't you shut up? >> you are an embarrassment. >> please shut up. just shut up. >> you shut up. >> that got annoying at the end. >>> and all that matters. >> let the speculation begin. will and katherine are expecting a baby. but what happens if they have twins? >> the top baby names of 2012 were just announced and sophia is the top name for girls and aiden is the top name for boys. >> sochlt pphia and aiden. least popular, kim jong and sandusky. captioning funded by cbs republicans seem to be at a standstill. >> on monday gop leaders made their counter offer to pres
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